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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Oct 9, 2020

In this episode I’m talking health and wellness with David Cartolano, Host of the Conditioned Musician podcast!  David is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist and has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and he’s on a mission to build stronger, more resilient, and more creative musicians.

We cover the things that musicians can do to be healthier, practice better, perform more optimally, and, overall, be more happy, productive, and conditioned musicians!

David has a lot of great advice for us, so sit back, relax, and start thinking about the different ways you can improve your musical life






More Mind Over Finger Podcast episodes about injury recovery:

058 Stefan Jackiw: Overcoming Injury

044 Sarah Whitney: Thriving Through Injury



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Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme!  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.

Also a HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly!